I love origami. After I made my Pockets with Love, when I have a little time I like to play with paper.
A few days ago I made a card holder. Here is the version made out of fabrics.
If you want to make one, this is a quick and easy project, with four pockets (two on front and two on back).
I worked well with quilting weight cotton fabrics. Don’t use heavyweight fabrics.
– one rectangle (10″x12.5″);
– one rectangle 9″x9.5″
– two accent strips 1.5″x9″.
Sew the strips on the short edges of the rectangle;
- Lay the two- colors piece over the other piece with right sides together.
- Stitch along all edges of the two-colors piece with 0.25” seam allowance, leaving an opening(about 3”). Backstitch at the beginning and ending of the seam.
- Adjust the size of the bottom piece by cutting along all sides of the two-colors piece.
- If your sewing machine has difficulties in stitching through many layers of fabric, trim with care the seam allowances close to the seam;
- Clip the corners.
- Turn the piece with the right side out.
- Stitch the opening (by hand or by machine- close to the edge) then press all the seams.
- Turn over the piece;
- Flip the right edge and fold the accent strip. Press well.
- Repeat with the left edge.
- Fold the piece in half and press.
- Topstitch over the folded edge.
Rotate the piece. Notice where is placed the folded edge.
Fold the uppermost layer as shown.